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-hour -- the british prime minister since a shock wave through the eu, promising a referendum on britain's membership. >> time to cobble together a coalition after the israeli prime minister just scrapes through with an election victory. >> did germany's education minister plagiarize her phd? her university launches an investigation. talk about putting a cap amongst the pigeons a day after german and french leaders pledged to deepen e u's economic and monetary union. the british prime minister has signaled his country could want out. >> in a very -- delayed speech, david cameron said he wants to renegotiate the terms of britain's membership and the referendum, but not until the end of 2017. >> that has rattled london's biggest allies and some investors. more uncertainty and possible of people are not what they have been wishing for. >> kamen said he'd campaigned for es you vote, saying he had won the decisions he had -- the concessions he had campaigned on. >> the move had long been anticipated at home and across the european union. david cameron laid out his vision of britain's future. it is one tha
the crisis. i asked our brussels correspondent what sort of support france could expect from other eu member states. >> eu representatives have formally ruled out the option of military intervention. the most likely outcome will be that we will find out more about the training mission that is planned, where the eu plans to train malian soldiers to combat on the ground. it is an issue that african soldiers will have to deal with. the eu does not want to get involved too much. we will find out more about the training mission. >> are there any dissenters? this is a job for nato -- and who are saying this is a job for nato? >> nato can only intervene if france formally request aid, and it has not done so. this is a job that has to be done by the ecowas, by the west african soldiers on the ground come together with mali -- on the ground, mali together withan soldier -- on the ground, together with malian soldiers. it was an action taken by an individual member state, i.e., france. the member states say they will support friends, but they will not get their boots on the ground. >> thanks for that.
for you at this hour -- three kurdish activists have been found shot dead in paris. >> ireland says the eu must reach a decision on easing its debt burden. >> the world's first museum exhibition dedicated specifically to u.s. film director martin scorsese is opening in berlin. >> three women kurdish activists have been shot dead in paris. one of the victims includes a co-founder of the militant nationalist pkk. the women were shot in the kurdish information center in paris. >> no motive has yet been established. the killings, one day after turkish leaders report they agreed on a draft agreement that could lead to the rebel movement laying down its weapons. kurdish information center in paris. the victims were three women last in a live in the building on wednesday afternoon and found dead there early thursday. the french interior minister visited the crime scene and spoke of an execution. french president francois hollande said he was shaken. >> it is horrible. there were three of them, one of whom i knew personally. >> the turkish prime minister asked for patience. >> these killings might
in algeria, but experts of his speech have been released. he will say that more of the same in the eu is not enough. he is also expected to demand a renegotiation of britain's membership with the block and then put the new terms to a public referendum. critics say he is pandering to euro skeptics in his own conservative party. for more on britain's relationship with the eu, we spoke to the president of the european parliament and asked first why he was so opposed to prime minister cameron's efforts to reclaim some of the powers london has ceded to brussels. >> i think we would need a stronger euro, but not a divided -- a stronger europe but not a divided europe, and i'm really surprised that britain is not a member of the euro. it would be useful that other countries and britain agreed the charter. we need a deeper integration of europe, and not a distraction of the european union. >> cameron seems headed down this road anyway with the threat of leaving the eu hanging in the background. is that fair? is he holding the eu to ransom? >> that would be really a disaster for great britain,
it was a miracle that he had survived. >> we will be back with more news including what the eu is calling it a milestone for europe. >> continuing our coverage rocketeers of friendship between france and germany, but turning away from politics. these pacts are not worth much without real ties. the cultural exchange was an important part of the treaty. >> there is a big french community in berlin. we found out what they think about the ties and the differences between the two countries. >> he came to berlin to do an internship. that was four years ago. the young journalists stayed on to document life in the german capital. his address book is a who's who of berlin. the contact come from his job editing a francophone listing guide, pocket berlin. he says it is great to be french in berlin. people are relaxed and approachable. quite simply, people are very direct. they find it easy to come up and chat. it's easy to talk to people, to make first contact with people here. >> he still spends a lot of time discussing life with his colleagues at the listing guide. most were attracted by the polis
information on 14 others. >>> fear fighting prompted an emergency meeting on thursday in mali. eu foreign ministers med and agreed to speed up preparations for a mission deployment in mali. the armed forces of france launched a military intervention. extremists are already in control of the northern part of the west african nation. france is a former ruler of mali. the eu ministers see the situation as a grave security threat. eu ministers agree to dispatch a group of about 450 military trainers to mali. the block will send an advanced team to allow the trainers to start their effort by mid-february. the training team will set up a base near mali's capital but will not play a combat role. the hostage taking incident by militants indicate that the chaos in mali could destabilize nearby nations and worsen security. the country will speed up dialogue with various political factions to establish a democratic administration. he attended a meeting. he said mali must regain stability and can do so with support from the international community. >>> currency traders work up to something they haven
to fight rebels in mali. eu foreign ministers in brussels for talks there. nato approved a mission to send 200 military trainers to help mali's forces. >> and they are considering other ways to help the government. the first troops from the african-led mission are due to arrive today. >> for more, we are joined by our brussels correspondent. the eu has agreed to send military personnel. do we have any idea what this mission will look like? >> it is important to stress first of all that the idea is not new. back in december, they agreed they saw the situation and said they would send down a couple of hundred instructors -- of around 200 instructors -- to train the army, and now, of course, in light of recent developments, this mission will be sped up, which means 200 instructors or 250 will be sent down. they will instruct the army in terms of basic military training, but also in the field of international and humanitarian law and how to protect civilians. there are not many details yet in the number -- and the number of people deployed to the ground could rise again. all we know is that th
joint proposals to deepen economic integration in the eu. >>> the european debt crisis has revealed rifts between member countries. but merkel and hollande say they hope the celebrations will highlight the e.u.'s ties. >>> and now let's get a check on markets. first taking a look at the currencies, the dollar is lower against the yen as traders are taking profits following the recent advance. the dollar against the yen changing hands at 88.74-76. the u.s. currency was trading at the 89-yen level before the bank of japan announcements. market players see the outcome of the b.o.j. policy meeting as within market expectations. taking a look at the euro against the yen, that's quoted at 118.29-32. let's take a look at stocks now. tokyo share prices are lower. as the yen is gaining ground. the nikkei average trading at 10,651. that is a loss of a little over half a percent from tuesday's close. market sources say investors are selling many stocks but especially export-related issues, and that is due to the yen's strength as well as the fact that the b.o.j.'s measures were almost as antic
his criticism of eu integration at the world economic forum in davos. >> gender equality in the united states -- the pentagon lifts its ban on women in front line and combat roles. >> on the chopping block, germany's second-largest bank plans to fire up to 10% of its work force. the european union is at a crossroads, and the british prime minister, david cameron, says if the blockheads towards the centralized political union, then it is not for him and not for britain. >> german chancellor angela merkel has chosen her words very carefully, responding at the world economic forum in davos by voicing conditional optimism as far as europe's future goes. she says that patience is needed for structural reforms to take effect. >> she has also called for more regulation of the finance industry to avoid more turbulence, a point of contention with britain. both agree that competitiveness is the key, but how to go about that is the big question. >> david cameron brought his message with him to the swiss alps. in his address to the world leaders in doubles, he repeated his demands for big changes
,000 have moved to other parts of the country. the eu says aid agencies are facing major problems in trying to help the people affected in the north. >> i appeal to all those involved in the conflict to do all they can to insure that organizations provide the humanitarian assistance to people on the ground -- so people on the ground faces few obstacles as possible and that permissions are given as quickly as possible. >> and land that has been devastated by drought is now faced with a humanitarian crisis. >> food insecurity is a very major concern. in mali, despite a good harvest, we worry that some 4 million or 5 million people may be in need of food assistance. >> the commissioner says the eu is ready to add to the 93 million euros of aid it has already sent, both to help mali and neighboring countries like niger where tens of thousands of people have already taken refuge. >> moving to the czech republic and our voting has begun to let the country's new president. around 8 million voters are choosing between two candidates. the foreign minister, the heir to one of central europe's wealthi
risen to 26%. half of young people are out of work. but the eu has signaled it is willing to relax rules on spain, which could help soften the austerity measures apparently crippling the country. >> germany may be about to drop its objections to bailing out cyprus. despite misgivings about reports of money laundering by the island's thanks. >> a number of politicians in germany have accused separate banks of holding significant illegal deposits with russian money, something they deny. they had threatened to refuse to finalize a bailout unless the country clean up -- clint of its act, but berlin is reported to have relented after pressure from other eurozone countries. cyprus needs about 17.5 billion euros to keep afloat. >> onto wednesday's market action now, and european shares dropped later in the session, reaction to weak economic data out of the united states. our correspondents and as the summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. -- our correspondent sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the people here are convinced that the euro sovereign debt crisis is slowl
. >> including the eu address. stay with us. >> if you have never traveled around the country, you have probably climbed on to retrain. >> trains could just about everywhere in the national network has enjoyed competition protection for decades which has ended and long-distance domestic bus services taking into the road. >> the passengers are tired on this bus from frankfurt to berlin, but many welcome the new long distance lines as an alternative to trains. >> it is cheaper, direct, no delays, very punctual. >> there is no bus the hamburger, but that would be good. i have of friends there -- no bus to hamburg. >> i think it's great i can take the bus there. >> they passed the time by playing cards or taking advantage of the free wifi. they have plenty of time and not a lot of money. it is almost like a social events. >> it is just more cozy. >> the company, dein bus of, is showing promise. they're targeting young clientele with quirky videos, but there is a catch. it happens only if enough passengers buy tickets. their advertising one-year wrote tickets and the price is a key. they see this as
african forces. >> germany has also offered transport aircraft. the eu is sending military trainers, but time is of the essence if the west is to prevent it from falling into the hands of the radical jihad is. >> on to business news now, the german economy contracted in the final quarter of last year as the eurozone crisis took its toll, but europe's biggest economy still managed to post modest growth of 0.7%. >> that may not sound like much, but it is more than you expect from most eurozone economies. >> the eurozone crisis has not been able to dampen the mood among eurozone consumers. they are still hitting shops and helping the economy grow modestly. >> despite big increases in the cost of energy, raw materials, and oil, private consumption is up. that is the first reason. the second is that the german economy remained competitive last year despite a weaker environment, and that has given exports a boost. >> exports are the backbone of the german economy. they continued to grow last year, albeit at a slower rate. companies are proceeding with caution. they are cutting investment
account deficit at about $2.5 billion. the trade in goods deficit came to more than 9.5 billion dollar. eu and chinese consumers have been buying fewer japanese products. company directors saw exports fall by 4.2% over last year while imports rose by 0.8%. time to get a check on the markets. the yen remains weak on speculation that the prime minister will push for further monetary easing measures. the dollar hit the 89 yen level for the first time in two and a half years. that pair trading at 89.07 to 12 at the moment. the euro hit the 118 level for the first time in 20 months. that pair is changing hands at 118.10 to 15. market participants say worries about the debt situation in the euro zone has eased due to positive comments on the regional economy from the european central bank president. let's see how this is affecting the stock market. the weaker yen is prompting export on stocks. let's take a look at how other markets in the asia pacific are performing. south korea's kospi trading modestly in the negative down about .10 of a percent. look likes a bit of a mixed picture today. over
what's been a rough ride for automakers. >> we have, catherine. and you might remember e.u. new car sales plunged to a 17-year low last year. but one american carmaker in particular, as you say, is feeling the pinch. executives at ford saw profits plunge in 2012. sales in europe were weak due to the region's debt crisis. ford executives say the firm's net income xlum meted more than 70% year on year to $5.7 billion. they sold nearly 6 million cars worldwide last year, down half a percent from 2011. sales in north america were upbeat, but european sales tumbled over 15%. u.s. automakers including ford are raising their voices against japan's currency policy. they say the weakened yen hurts their earnings and gives japanese rivals an unfair advantage. >>> people in the u.s. are more pessimistic about their financial situation. consumer confidence plunged in january to the lowest level in over a year. researchers at analytics firm the conference board say the index dropped to 58.6. that's down 8.1 point from december and is the lowest level since november 2011. they say the increase in
, but the eu says the onus is of the industry to work on a solution. >> they need to address the accusations made by agricultural scientists. there will be another round table on thursday, and we will consider what measure we need to take. >> the european consumer affairs commissioner is opposed to a band. in spite of the dangers presented. to help new methods can be developed that do not rely on pesticides. they may be more expensive, but without bees, farmers will not be able to pollinate their crops. >> well, that's it from us. we'll be back on the hour in an hour. >> thanks for staying with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
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